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Feb 22, 2023

Report: teacher recruitment and retention crisis continues

Arizona’s teacher recruitment and retention crisis stretched into a seventh year, according to the most recent survey data from the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association.  

Feb 7, 2019

Legislature must support proposal to ban ‘conversion therapy’

Conversion therapy of minors is currently illegal in 15 states, protecting only 40 percent of the U.S. population, and is not sanctioned by mainstream mental health organizations. Our children are born perfect, and Arizona has the duty to protect each one, joining these states to stop this disgraceful practice. Our legislators have the opportunity today to defend Arizona’s children by supporting[...]

Arizona Educators United organizer Noah Karvelis and Arizona Education Association Vice President Marisol Garcia stand with teachers and students at Esperanza Elementary School on April 25, the day before school walk-outs were scheduled to begin statewide. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 26, 2018

Teachers union prepares to ask voters for tax hike

The Arizona Education Association is mulling a ballot measure that would ask voters to find the revenue for increased education funding in their own pockets – one way or another.

Jul 21, 2014

Arizona teacher pay ranks higher than reported

The Arizona Tax Research Association would like to correct an important error in the Arizona Capitol Times (July 11). The National Education Association (NEA), the largest teachers union in the nation, ranks Arizona 29th for school year 2012-13 in average salaries for K-12 “public school teachers.” The Capitol Times article incorrectly reported Arizona at 42nd.

Oct 25, 2012

“Yes” and “No” campaigns on Prop 204 collect nearly $2M in October

The dueling campaigns over an initiative to keep a one-penny tax increase are awash with cash.

The No New Taxes, No on Prop 204 campaign has collected nearly $900,000 in October alone.

May 5, 2011

Tucson students gain attention at rowdy board meeting, but was protest effective?

Protest signs, vigils, marching and chanting in unison have been a hallmark in the debate over the Mexican American Studies program of Tucson Unified School District.

Dec 17, 2010

UpClose with Andrew Morrill: Teachers union chief says he’s not a liberal, takes balanced approach

Andrew Morrill took over as president of the Arizona Education Association, the state’s biggest teachers union, early this year. It’s a job no one would envy.

Oct 27, 2010

Another outside group launches ad against Mitchell

Another outside group is taking out ads opposing the re-election of Democratic Rep. Harry Mitchell in Arizona's 5th Congressional district.

Oct 26, 2010

Mitchell in tight race versus Schweikert to retain seat in Congress

David Schweikert said he’s having more fun in this election than he’s ever had, certainly more fun than two years ago when Rep. Harry Mitchell beat him by 10 percentage points.

Oct 22, 2010

Mitchell attacks Schweikert on public record, private business

Republican David Schweikert is locked in a heated battle for Arizona’s 5th Congressional District with incumbent Democrat Harry Mitchell. Recent campaign commercials have accused Schweikert of mismanagement as Maricopa County treasurer and labeled him a “vulture” investor.